An Ode to Scamming and NYC: Rapper Awkwafina on the Diversity and Strength of Ocean’s 8

If Paris is the City of Lights, then New York is the City of Hustle. Perhaps no other city in the world is so emblematic of competition and drive—the Frank Sinatra-era mantra, “If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere,” indelibly imprinted into the city’s ethos no matter which borough or which avenue you find…

Black Man Wearing ‘Make America Great Again’ Hat and Shirt Charged With Hate Crime in Attack on Hispanic Man

A black man, who for some reason unknown to the great ancestors was wearing a Donald Trump-branded “Make America Great Again” hat and shirt, has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly getting into an argument with two men and then pushing one of them, a Hispanic immigrant, onto subway tracks in New York City.

Watching the Racist Lawyer Who Threatened to Call ICE on Spanish Speakers Run Away From Reporters Is My New Favorite Thing Ever

I’m a simple person who finds pleasure in the simple things in life. But of the many simple things I enjoy—watching the sun rise, listening to Beyoncé sing, stalking cat/dog videos online—watching racists get clocked is undefeated, and this week delivered in the most delightful of ways when it comes to Aaron…

Bronx, NY, Man Wants to Stay Anonymous After Winning $5 Million Scratch Off Game; Gaming Commission Says Nah

Imagine forgetting that you’d purchased a scratch off ticket and only noticing it as you were sitting on a toilet. You then proceed to scratch the ticket and your life literally changes before your eyes after you win $5 million. And now you’re fighting to remain anonymous because, damn, you know people are going to…